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Charlotte mayor faces corruption charges, resigns

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:22
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Mayor Patrick Cannon was getting ready to close the deal with the big-time developer, but was reluctant to take a briefcase containing $20,000 while sitting in his city office....
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Security firms watch social media for feisty fans

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:30
As Minnesota Vikings fans were getting ready for the final game at the Metrodome last December, officials at Whelan Security noticed social media chatter suggesting some of the faithful might rush the field and try to steal a piece of history....
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Home demolitions turn Detroit into blank canvas

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:40
DETROIT (AP) -- The families of Detroit's Brightmoor area are delighted that the day is finally approaching when bulldozers will arrive to level more of their neighborhood. After that, their community's future will be like the cleared landscape - a blank canvas....
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Pacers use rally late to beat Heat 84-83

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:41
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana took every shot Miami could muster Wednesday night....
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Energy boom spurs growth west of the Mississippi

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:24
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's energy boom is fueling population growth west of the Mississippi River....
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Questions, answers about college union ruling

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:55
A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that Northwestern football players could unionize. Does that mean some players will be able to organize and get better health care and academic support? Or does it spell the end of college sports as we know it? The AP takes a look at all sides of the issue....
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Nebraska dog dials 911 on owner's smartphone

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:21
BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) -- When emergency dispatchers in Nebraska's Sarpy County picked up a recent call, all they heard were the sounds of breathing and scratching....
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2 firefighters die in smoky Boston brownstone fire

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:33
BOSTON (AP) -- A fire driven by strong winds raced through a brownstone on Wednesday, trapping and killing two firefighters in the basement, where their colleagues could not rescue them....
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Analysis: Russia deeply linked to Obama priorities

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:06
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Even as he criticizes Vladimir Putin and imposes sanctions on Russia, President Barack Obama is struggling with the consequences of his own earlier quest for a fresh start between Washington and Moscow....
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Paltrow's 'conscious uncoupling' confounds many

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:05
NEW YORK (AP) -- Like any world unto itself, Hollywood has its own lexicon. But Gwyneth Paltrow's use of the term "conscious uncoupling" to describe her breakup with Chris Martin this week had even Hollywood veterans scratching their heads and reaching - metaphorically at least - for a dictionary....
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